Red Sox suffered their 13th defeat in 19 games on Thursday, losing a shameful decision 17-8 to Rays. Earlier, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy joined The Greg Hill Show on WEEI and expressed optimism that the team could still compete for a playoff slot, saying (via WEEI.com’s Ryan Hannable) that “You can win three or four wins and all of a sudden you have two or three games in the American League East and whatever can happen.”
Kennedy wasn’t wrong, but in reality this wouldn’t be a playoff year for Red Sox, who died last in AL and is tackling various health issues and squad flaws. So with the August 31 trading deadline coming up, the Red Sox led by Chaim Bloom could sell instead of buying over the next few weeks.
Regarding the deadline, Kennedy said of Boston̵7;s main office “There’s a succinct seasonal conversation going on.” As far as possible, Kennedy noted you “Never label anyone as untouchable” But he expressed reluctance towards these “Adult people in the system.”
Superstar midfielder Mookie betting grew up in Boston’s system, but the club swapped him for the Dodgers during the season. However, after that he was only allowed to be a freelance agent for a year (since then he has signed a major renewal contract with the Dodgers). Boston doesn’t have such concerns with its two best players, shortstop Xander Bogaerts and a third person Rafael Deverswhose organization has grown into great contributors. Red Sox signed a six-year, $ 120 million Bogaerts contract before 2019, while the Devers will participate in arbitration arbitration for the first time of the season. Meanwhile, the person caught Christian Vazquez – another homegrown product – two more affordable seasons after this season.
Speculation, the designated beater JD Martinez may create a commercial target for some teams, especially when National League clubs are using DH this season. However, Martinez is very expensive as he is on a prorated salary of $ 23.75 million this season and owes a total of $ 38.75 million between 2021-2022. And the fact that Martinez has a post-season refusal clause could complicate matters.
Martinez transactions seem unlikely, but Red Sox has more obvious trading candidates in a few open-ended dealerships, Brandon employee and midfielder Kevin Pillar. One of Pillar’s colleagues, Jackie Bradley Jr., maybe also successful, though he didn’t do anything to enhance his worth in a bad start until 2020.